Young gymnast chosen for national team

A young Calabasas gymnast was selected out of approximately 500 athletes nationwide to participate in JumpStart National Testing in Broken Arrow, Okla., last month. Zoe Zafman, 12, of Calabasas, made this year’s JumpStart National Team and earned the right to train at the upcoming JumpStart National Team Training Camp in Huntsville, Ala. AtJumpStartNa tional Testing, USA Gymnastics selected 21 athletes […]

Calabasas High musicians bring smiles

MUSIC HEALS—Students from the Calabasas High School music program, including the Jazz A Band and Unstrumental, help to cheer up the young patients at Childrens Hospital Las Angeles during a recent visit. The musicians will present the annual jazz concert on Feb. 19, followed by the spring concert on March 4 and 5. The music program’s annual dinner dance fundraiser […]

Speaker to reflect on Martin Luther’s writing

The Rev. Kapp Johnson will examine one of Martin Luther’s works in a lecture titled, “Liberty for Whom, Freedom for What? Reflections on Luther’s ‘Freedom of a Christian’ in a Post-Christian World” at 4 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 19 in the Roth Nelson Room on Mountclef Boulevard near Memorial Parkway on the campus of California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks. In 1520, […]

New West Symphony goes to the movies

Music Review

“Movie Medley” was the name of a recent concert by the New West Symphony at the Thousand Oaks Civics Arts Center’s Fred Kavli Theater, but a more appropriate title might have been “Theatrical Thrillers.” Musical director Boris Brott led the orchestra in pieces by some of the greatest of all film composers. “On the Waterfront” (1954) was Leonard Bernstein’s only […]


Prudential California Realty’s Moorpark office congratulated Patty Cappuccino as Top Listing agent in August and September, Top Selling agent in August, and Top Producer in September and October. She can be reached at (805) 390-5291. Bill Schuldt took honors for Top Selling agent in September and October. He can be reached at (805) 657-0454. The award for Top Producer in […]

Woman saves horses from chopping block

Retired thoroughbreds often end up as food

An Agoura woman wants to rescue racehorses from a common fate following retirement— the slaughterhouse. Nicole Rawnsley was horrified to learn that thoroughbreds are often sold at auction and then shipped to Canada and Mexico, where they are killed and turned into food. “It’s a delicacy in places like Japan. It’s a huge industry,” Rawnsley said. “People think the glory, […]

Oaks Christian students explore Chinese culture, history

DIVERSITY—Tai chi master David Chang gives high fives to Oaks Christian School students following an early morning tai chi/kung fu demonstration at the Westlake Village school on Jan. 27. All things China were discussed at the symposium, which provided students with an in-depth look at the country’s culture, history and customs. Besides the tai chi demonstration, which was arranged through […]

Unitarians teach about Congo Republic

War killed 5 million civilians

A free “teach-in” about what is happening in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be held at 1 p.m. Sun., Feb. 15 in the sanctuary of the Conejo Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3327 Old Conejo Road, Newbury Park. The event will have video, slides and discussion to help improve understanding of a country where more than 5 million people […]

Parents, please take ownership

It was reported that some cheerleaders were found to have (likely) been drinking at a party, and thereby violated a code of conduct they signed, initially resulting in suspension from cheerleading activities. The parents protested the fairness. I know nothing about this besides what is in the article. But I find it very interesting that apparently no parent said, “I […]

Susan Stone

Susan Stone, a broker associate with White House properties, was congratulated this week by company President Marty Williams for her outstanding production during the last quarter of 2008. Stone participated in seven transactions, listing and selling one property in 20 days. She also has one escrow closing in January. A veteran of the depressed market in the San Fernando Valley […]

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